Symposium 2018

Gut Health - A Journey Inside

Symposium Speaker

André Marette, PhD


Department of Medicine, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute
Research Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
Scientific Director, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods
Laval University

Dr. Marette is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and researcher at the Heart and Lung Institute, Laval Hospital, and Scientific Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University. He holds a research Chair on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Marette is an international renowned expert on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiometabolic diseases and his research has advanced the understanding of the physiological and molecular mechanisms of inflammation, and opened new possibilities for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He is also studying how nutrition and food ingredients can modulate the gut microbiota to protect against metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. He has published over 210 papers, reviews and book chapters and was invited to give more than a hundred lectures at various national & international conferences in the last 10 years.

Dr. Marette has received several awards for his work including the prestigious Charles Best Award and Lectureship from the University of Toronto for his overall contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes.

Since 2016, he serves as Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism and has authored two books in the last few years, one entitled La vérité sur le sucre edited by VLB in 2016 and one entitled Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and Impacts on Health, edited by CRC press in 2017.

By André Marette

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Associate Professor
Head of Translational Nutrition Science
Department of Gastroenterology
Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Director of the Centre of Excellence for
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Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta
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